Neighborhood — Highland Park and Highwood are neighboring communities that have managed to successfully balance preservation with forward-thinking growth. The towns support a diverse population with a full spectrum of housing options, vibrant business districts and world-class recreational and cultural amenities including Ravinia Festival – the North Shore’s one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue. Housing — High-end Highland Park real estate ranges from custom lakefront mansions to multi-million dollar contemporary estates. Mid-century moderns and in-town bungalows are plentiful at more modest price points. A number of new luxury condominium developments offer maintenance-free living within walking distance of downtown and commuter train stations. Highland Park also created the first community land trust in Illinois to develop and preserve high-quality affordable housing for residents. Lifestyle — Highland Park shines in the summer, when Ravinia Festival welcomes the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and many international recording artists. The performances and outdoor ambiance attract residents and visitors alike. Unparalleled shopping and dining is available in downtown Highland Park, while Highwood is known for its award-winning restaurants and nightlife.